YWCA Parent Awareness to offer two talks on puberty

Parent Awareness of the YWCA Darien/Norwalk will be hosting two programs on puberty in March: “Guy talk” on Monday, March 12 and “What every girl needs to know” on Monday, March 19.  Both will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Holmes Elementary School, 18 Hoyt Street.

The talks are designed for fourth and fifth graders accompanied by their same sex parent.  The presentations will focus on the physical and emotional changes of puberty in a straightforward and entertaining manner, helping your children to understand what to expect in the future.  These will not be sex talks but will provide a starting point for further discussions with your child on his/her changing body.

Dr. Timothy Kenefick, a pediatrician and Darien Public Schools medical advisor, will present “Guy Talk”.  Diane Frankel-Gramelis, professor at SCSU and Public Health Practice Coordinator at Yale, will present “What Every Girl Needs to Know.”  Similar programs have been well-attended and received.  

Registration is encouraged.  For “Guy Talk” see ywcadn.org/guy talk, and for “What Every Girl Needs to Know” see ywcadn.org/everygirl.

YWCA Parent Awareness programs are free of charge and open to the public. The suggested donation to help underwrite the program is $10.

For nearly 20 years, Parent Awareness has offered family-focused education and support for parents and children to encourage the healthy development of youth and families. For more information on the YWCA’s Parent Awareness Program and other upcoming events visit us atwww.ywcadn.org/parentawareness.